AirAsia Hearts ANA, and Both Heart Bringing Cheap Flights to Japan
It seems like every week there’s news of some major international carrier looking to get into the low-cost carrier business. This week it’s all about All Nippon Airways, as the carrier is obviously looking to stay busy while it sits patiently waiting for the first delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. However, they’re not going it alone, as it looks like they may be partnering with Air Asia in order to do the LCC thing.
Apparently things have advanced way past the drawing board, and there's even the possibility details will be released in an announcement next week. The rumors are that both airlines will team up to start the new carrier with a base in Japan serving most domestic destinations along with spots in the general region. We’re thinking that means—at least at first—that there will be no super cheap deals between LAX and NRT.
The partnership will be known as AirAsia Japan, but we’re not sure if that’s just the classy business venture name or if there will be something a little more clever to slap on the side of all the new planes. We’ll keep our eyes to the skies, and as soon as we see one of these new planes flying above with a new livery—we’ll be sure to let you know.
[Photo of an AirAsia plane: Auswandern Malaysia]